Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Roanoke Electric Cooperative has 14 lineworkers that maintain 2,000+ miles of line in the cooperative’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
Local linemen, local power: Celebrate linemen on National Lineman Appreciation Day!
Join us, and electric cooperative members nationwide, in celebrating the hardworking men and women who keep the lights on. April 10, 2017 is National Lineman Appreciation Day.
Local linemen, local power
“Linemen are first responders. They're out in all kinds of inclement weather and at all hours. We depend on them to be the front line,” said Curtis Wynn, CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative.
Being the ‘front line’ for Roanoke Electric Cooperative means linemen are first responders in our community. As a local business, Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s employees, including our linemen, live in the communities we serve. You’ll see them not only restoring power, but also at the store, at church or picking up their kids from school, and you can feel confident that they – like you – want power to be restored to our community as quickly and safely as possible.
When conditions are worst, line-workers are at their best
Electricity is delivered along a series of connected wires and poles, and when that connection is interrupted by something like a falling tree branch, an animal or faulty equipment, it takes knowledge, skill and muscle to rebuild. Our crews are always ready. In the middle of the night, on holidays, and in snow, ice, floods and extreme heat, they are dedicated to restoring power to members, no matter the conditions.
“All our cooperative employees do a phenomenal job every day to serve our members, but it takes a unique person to do the work of a lineman, and they're looked at as heroes,” Wynn said.
Join us, and #ThankaLineman
On April 10, 2017, take a moment to show your gratitude to the dedicated crews who build, maintain and repair the electric system that power our lives. On social media, use the hashtag #ThankaLineman!
News and Events
Editor's note: This was originally posted by NRECA.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump pledged to review burdensome federal regulations when he became president. On March 28, President Trump took an important step to follow through on that commitment by signing an executive order to promote energy independence. The order also calls for review of the Clean Power Plan.